This super summery, seaside feel set is bound to bring cheer to your life. Choose from bracelet, necklace or earrings or any combination of the three to really get you in the holiday mood.
The necklace is approximately 49cm, and the bracelet 19cm, so if you want it smaller or larger, you will need to adjust the number of beads accordingly whilst bearing in mind the pattern repeats.
For the Necklace you will need:
7 x shell: pectin ridged disc: salmon
8 x shell: flat oval: mother of pearl
16 x tiny daisy: antique silver
1 x daisy toggle: antique silver
2 x crimp tubes: silver plated
65cm Beadalon 7 strand: bright
32 x round 4mm: sand opal
Tools needed: – chain nosed and side cutter pliers
For the Bracelet you will need:
3 x shell: pectin ridged disc: salmon
3 x shell: flat oval: mother of pearl
6 x tiny daisy: antique silver
30cm Stretch Magic 0.7mm
12 x round 4mm: sand opal
Tools needed:-Scissors. Bead stopper optional
For the Earrings you will need:
2 x shell: pectin ridged disc: salmon
2 x tiny daisy: antique silver
2 x round 2mm: antique silver
2 x headpin 2â€: antique silver
1 pr fish hook ear wires: antique silver
2 x round 6mm: sand opal
Tools required:- chain nosed, round-nosed and side cutter pliers
- Thread a crimp tube a little way onto one end of the Beadalon wire then add the bar of the toggle clasp and pass the short end of wire back through the crimp tube. Push the crimp tube up close to the toggle bar and squash it firmly with the chain nosed pliers.
- Thread the beads onto the long wire in the following sequence: round, tiny daisy, round, oval, round, tiny daisy, round, ridged disc, and repeat until all the beads are used. Make sure the short tail of wire is threaded into the beads as you go so it is hidden from sight.
- Thread on a crimp tube and then the ring of the toggle clasp then pass the wire back through the crimp tube and the last two or three beads. Pull the wire to remove any slack from the necklace, but not so much as the necklace is too taut â€“ it does need to be flexible. Squash the crimp tube firmly and trim the excess wire.
- Tie a loose knot or attach a bead stopper to one end of the cord then thread the beads onto the cord in the following sequence: tiny daisy, round, oval, round , tiny daisy, round, ridged disc, round and repeat until all the beads are used.
- Remove the knot/bead stopper and use dampened finger to run down both the exposed cords, to remove any grease or dust. When dry, tie the two ends of cord together using a reef knot (left over right then through then right over left and through). Pull the cords in four directions, i.e. both cord ends and the bracelet on both sides of the knot to fully tighten the knot. Once you are sure itâ€™s secure, trim the ends of the cord and hide the knot inside the tiny daisy.
- Thread the beads onto a headpin as shown in the photograph. Using the chain nosed pliers, grip the pin close to the last bead and bend it over by 90 degrees. Trim to around 7mm with the side cutter pliers.
- Grip the tip of the pin with round nosed pliers and roll a loop, but before fully closing it, slip it through the loop in on one of the ear wires.
- Repeat Steps 1 & 2 to form the second earrings.